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“Paradise in a perfect location”
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Viking House
Ranked #16 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
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“Paradise in a perfect location”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here while backpacking through thailand, and it certainly helped give a great first impression of the islands as Koh Tao was the first island we visited. Originally for us this was a little out of our price range, however most of the hostels on Koh Tao were booked up as the result of the latest 'Full Moon Party' on Koh Phanagn, after which party goers all arrive in bulk on Koh Tao. We stayed in a studio which was 2500bht a night, and I can honestly say for the price you got a lot for your money. There is a luxurious infinity pool with views looking down over the island and Sairee Beach, which unusually made the decision between pool or beach difficult for me-especially seeing as the closest beach in the village of Mae Haad is stunning. In terms of location, its about a ten minute walk uphill from the village, which was fine for us being young, however if you want to hire bikes it is incredibly cheap to do so as the very helpful owner Julia offered us her bike for a mere 150bht a day. Julia was very helpful right from the start as she picked us up from the pier when our ferry arrived and after showing us to our studio even ordered a takeaway for my partner who was very hungry by then. We only had one issue with the aircon not being cool enough, however after informing Julia of this she immediately contacted the maintenance guys who saw to the problem asap. We noticed in general on the island that mains power/electricity is weak so you have to expect this when you visit Koh Tao. All in all we had a great few days and really didn't want to leave when the time came. Will definetly be visiting again if ever back on the island. Thank you for a wonderful few days :)

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Come for a few days..hahaha. I stayed for almost 7 weeks. The owners are such a lovely family and are more than willing to help you any way they can. They work really hard and the resort looks its best at all times. The pool is a joy and the views are outstanding. The accommodation is modern and clean and again should you need anything extra the owners are happy to help.
I enjoyed every minute of my time here. It is peaceful and relaxing...you really will NOT want to leave.....

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We first met the owners Toni and Verica upon picking us up from the pier to take us straight to the accomodation even after a three hour delay. They were so kind and helpful and went out of their way to grab us food as we had not eaten, and they provided free drinks upon arrival which is a thoughtful touch. The apartment was superb; clean, spacious, wifi, balcony, felt very homely, and an amazing view of the island. Owners extremely helpful and offered lots of advice on where to visit. Would definitely return!! Thank you!! :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We recently stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment for 8 nights. The view was amazing and the apartment was spotless. Aircon in the bedrooms only but being up so high on the hill there is a lovely breeze so we generally left the doors open when we were in the living room or sat on the balcony and enjoyed the fabulous view. Verica and Tony are fantastic hosts which made for a very enjoyable stay. Yes, it is quite a hike up he hill in the heat but it is really only a 5 or 10 minute walk from dozens of restaurants and the walk is great exercise. The 2 x 2 bedroom apartments on the middle floor share a balcony (with a divider) so it would be great for 2 families travelling together.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I recently booked two apartments, originally two studio apartments. Upon arrival, we found that the studios are really small hotel rooms and we were able to upgrade to a two bedroom. The apartment offered a comfortable space to explore the island.

The pool was lovely and relaxing. Bear in mind that scuba groups use it in the morning. The internet was intermittent. The air conditioning in the two bedroom really only cools the bedrooms and we finally found that leaving the apartment open to the breezes to be the best option.

Great suggestions by the hosts for Aow Leuk Bay and the apartment manager also arranged for a long boat for the day.

The location of the apartments is a bit out of town, and up a climb, and quite a hike without transportation. Its a lovely walk in cool weather, Im sure. However, our visit never experienced anything but heat and humidity. Getting into town is a challenge without either a motorbike (heed the cautions--my son was run off the road by a taxi/truck and I was out $250!!!) or the contact information for a taxi.

Room Tip: My suggestion is Apartment 1 as first choice for the best view, then 2, and decreasing from there...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed there one week, we couldn't imagine better ! A little bit expensive for two backpackers but it was definitely worth it. A little place above the pier, not so far from Sairee Beach if you have a motorbike and so much quiet. Nice beach down-town and lovely city centre. The apartment are clean, modern and very pleasant to live (balcony with great view). If you want to rest, it's kind of paradise.
The family staff are welcoming, helpful and very flexible !! We'll come back for sure. Thank you Swedish lovely family :)
Justine and Stephanie

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Norwich, UK
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

I cannot recommend this place enough. We ended up staying for 3 months!! The apartments are spotlessly clean and they even put drinks in the fridge ready for your arrival which is a lovely touch. The bathrooms are modern and the decor perfect. The views from the balcony are breathtaking. Many a night we just drunk a cold beer and starred out to sea. Picture perfect. You would not get this view from many places in Koh Tao! The host family were a pleasure to meet and would go out of their way to help you whenever they could. Order taxi, help with scooter rental, the list was endless. The infinity pool is such a treat with that view yet again out to the beach and sea. The location is great. Walking distance to bars, shops and restaurants but not noisy like places could be in sairee. We intend on coming back next year and might just not leave!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Tony, Verica, Julia and Loppan.

Room Tip: Top floor if you can get it just for the best view but all rooms are great!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Viking House
Address: 24/24 Moo 2, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family run resort is situated on the beautiful hill side close to Mae Haad and its lovely tropical beach. You can choose between studios and apartments that are modern equipped with everything you need to fullfill your dream vacation.Whether you want to enjoy an relaxing hideaway or find a getaway with the family, the Viking House offers comfort, peacefulness and service at its best. ... more   less 
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